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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Carol J Singley
|ISBN:||9780199779390 0199779392 9780199985777 0199985774|
|Contents:||INTRODUCTION ; 1. Abandoned and Adopted in a New World ; 2. Problems of Patrimony: Benjamin Franklin and Ann Sargent Gage ; 3. Adoption Averted in The Scarlet Letter ; 4. Plotting Adoption: Dependence and Independence ; 5. Child Saving, Nation Building: The Wide, Wide World and The Lamplighter ; 6. Servitude and Homelessness: Harriet Wilson's Our Nig ; 7. The Limits of Nurture: Louisa May Alcott's Adoption Fiction ; 8. Charity Begins and Ends at Home: Edith Wharton's Summer ; INDEX|
|Responsibility:||Carol J. Singley.|
"Singley's very timely and original re-reading of many classic texts proves once more that we students of the canon never exhaust it. Such rich books as The Scarlet Letter and Our Nig, Little Women,